HIV encephalitis presenting with severe generalized chorea

B. V. Gallo, L. M. Shulman, W. J. Weiner, C. K. Petito, J. R. Berger

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Abstract

We report a case of rapidly progressive encephalopathy and generalized chorea due to HIV encephalitis. The patient was a 24-year-old man known to be HIV-seropositive for 4 years. The severity of the movement disorder resulted in rhabdomyolysis. Sepsis developed and he died after a 21-day hospitalization. Pathologic study revealed prominent neuronal loss and gliosis of subcortical regions. Acute encephalopathy with generalized chorea may be a rare consequence of HIV encephalitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Gallo, B. V., Shulman, L. M., Weiner, W. J., Petito, C. K., & Berger, J. R. (1996). HIV encephalitis presenting with severe generalized chorea. Neurology, 46(4), 1163-1165. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.46.4.1163